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Virginia raffle celebrates 5 years, surpasses $70K

The “Jewels for Children” raffle, supported by various Richmond jewelers, held its annual fund-raising event this fall, garnering more than $9,000 for charity. 


Growing number of Americans getting remarried

Even though fewer people are tying the knot overall, those who already have been married once aren’t afraid to try again, the latest data from the Pew Research Center shows.  


What you might have missed

A roundup of the major chain stores that’ll be open on Thanksgiving Day and one independent retailer’s plan to compete with big-box Black Friday deals were the top stories on National Jeweler last week. 


Leader of grab-and-run ring sentenced

A 36-year-old man received 10 years in prison for being one of the leaders of a grab-and-run crime ring that stole millions in diamonds and jewelry from 23 stores in seven states, even using a Chihuahua to distract workers in one store.  


Speakers for 2015 Centurion show announced

Actors Henry Winkler and Marlee Matlin will open the education sessions at Centurion in February, taking the stage to talk about triumphing over adversity. 


About Retail: One-time king of King’s takes on steel

Dale Perelman spent years at the helm of King’s of New Castle, a family-owned chain that had 51 stores at its peak. Now semi-retired, the Western Pennsylvania native has tackled a topic of great local interest in his latest book, Steel.  


Another plan for pulling in customers on Black Friday

Forget the electronics. One retailer in the Northeast said it is making its Black Friday offerings on point for the climate this year, giving customers who spend more than $1,499 a snow blower.  


PGI continues refining partnership with fashion site

Platinum Guild International (PGI-USA) just launched the latest edition of “Platinum Pairings,” a custom content series produced in conjunction with Refinery 29. 


Supplier News: New GemOro magnifier available

GemOro, a division of Dallas-based Sy Kessler, has released its new iView handheld LED illuminated magnifier.